'Stranger Things' Fan Theories: Is Will Byers Gay? Noah Schnapp Weighs In On The Social Media Debate

Erika Miranda

Stranger Things fan theories are becoming more interesting with Noah Schnapp weighing in on a long-running social media debate about his character Will Byers' gender preference.

Netflix has already confirmed Season 2, and fans are becoming more eager to pitch in their share of ideas to include in the continuation of the mysterious and exciting world of Stranger Things.

However, one of the most talked about theories that have surfaced -- even during the airing of the show's first season -- is a constant theme in the series which may not be as obvious but is definitely there: homophobia.

Is Homophobia The Real Monster in Stranger Things?

One article from The Advocate writer Daniel Reynolds talked about how many Stranger Things characters that the audiences are rooting for are actually "queer" or gay.

"There are no obviously LGBT characters in Stranger Things, which was created by Ross and Matt Duffer (Wayward Pines). But one doesn't need a Hays decoder to ascertain that every character the audience roots for is queer in some fashion."

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Is Will Byers Gay? Noah Schnapp Breaks His Silence

After this article was shared over Reddit in July, many reacted and debated on which characters are straight and which ones are not.

On top of that, Redditors argued on whether or not Will Byers — the boy who got abducted by the Demogorgon — is gay and that the "Upside Down" is actually a metaphor for being "in the closet."

Outside Reddit, social media users have also talked about how Will Byers may be gay, sharing contradicting ideas. Because of this, Schnapp decided to break his silence and share his own thoughts on the matter over Instagram.

"I've been reading stuff for a while. I think everyone here is missing the point."

"A good book, or a good show leaves a lot of unanswered questions but makes you think. Which is what you are all doing," he adds.

"I'm only 12 but I do know we all relate to being different. And that's why I think the Duffers wrote the show the way they did."

— David Richard P. (@DavidRP91) October 16, 2016

— Karim Shehimi (@KarimShehimi) October 16, 2016

— grimelord (@Vampire_Holiday) August 7, 2016

— carolina (@80sbrandis) October 16, 2016

Currently, the Duffer Brothers are shooting scenes for a "next level crazy" sequel to Stranger Things which will take the audience deeper into the mysteries surrounding the Upside Down and the conspiracies of the Hawkins Lab.

Stranger Things Season 2 is expected to air sometime in 2017 on Netflix.

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